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Contributions from Science Education Research

Transforming Assessment

Through an Interplay Between Practice, Research and Policy

Editors: Dolin, Jens, Evans, Robert (Eds.)

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  • Gives a coherent understanding of why and how to transform the assessment practice throughout Europe
  • Establishes a state-of-the-art understanding of key concepts in science education and assessment
  • Includes policy aspects and gives guidelines for policymakers for how to change assessment practice
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About this book

This book reports the results of a research project that investigated assessment methods aimed at supporting and improving inquiry-based approaches in European science, technology and mathematics (STM) education. The findings were used to influence policy makers with guidelines for ensuring that assessment enhances learning.

The book provides insights about:

-  The concept of competence within the STM domains and its relevance for education

-  The conceptualisation and teaching of four key competences: scientific inquiry, mathematical problem-solving, design processes, and innovation.

-   Fundamental aspects of the two main purposes of assessment, formative and summative, the relations between the two purposes and ways of linking them.

-  The main challenges related to the uptake of formative assessment in daily teaching-learning practices in STM and specifically, the usability of formative on-the-fly dialogue, structured assessment dialogue, peer assessment and written teacher feedback.

-   The systemic support measures and tools teachers need in order to integrate formative assessment of student learning into their classroom practices and how it can conflict with summative assessment practices.

-   How research-based strategies for the formative use of assessment can be adapted to various European educational traditions to ensure their effective use and avoid undesirable consequences.

-   How relevant stakeholders can be invited to take co-ownership of research results and how a productive partnership between researchers, policy makers, and teachers can be established.

-   Concrete research vistas that are still needed in international assessment research.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The Concept of Competence and Its Relevance for Science, Technology and Mathematics Education

    Pages 3-25

    Ropohl, Mathias (et al.)

  • The Teaching and Assessment of Inquiry Competences

    Pages 27-52

    Rönnebeck, Silke (et al.)

  • Exploring Relations Between Formative and Summative Assessment

    Pages 53-80

    Dolin, Jens (et al.)

  • Assessment On-the-Fly: Promoting and Collecting Evidence of Learning Through Dialogue

    Pages 83-107

    Harrison, Christine (et al.)

  • The Structured Assessment Dialogue

    Pages 109-140

    Dolin, Jens (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63248-3
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-87508-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transforming Assessment
Book Subtitle
Through an Interplay Between Practice, Research and Policy
Editors
  • Jens Dolin
  • Robert Evans
Series Title
Contributions from Science Education Research
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63248-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63248-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63247-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87508-8
Series ISSN
2213-3623
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 295
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations
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